Friday, August 26, 2011

End of Summer Hop

There is a great manufacturer's hop going on today, and I am pleased to say that Scor-Pal is participating! If you would like to check out all of the yummy inspiration, hop over to the Scor-Pal Blog , and you can see the wonderful projects that some of the DT came up with. (See the end of my post for all of the prizes and participants for this hop - You won't want to miss it!)

My card today is a Box Card. I found the tutorial from Valita's Designs.
I added a book mark as the little goodie for the box.

Isn't that a fun and different fold? It is so easy using the Scor-Pal.

Project Recipe:
Scoring Tool: Scor-Pal
Adhesive: Scor-Tape
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Core'Dinations
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs, CottageCutz
Bakers Twine: The Twinery
Crystal Lacquer: Sakura Hobby Crafts
Stamp: Serendipity
Distress Ink: Ranger

The Scor-pal blog is giving away your choice of a Scor-pal or a Scor-buddy

New to Scor-pal? Well, here are just a few of the great things this tool has to offer:

  • The slightly textured scoring surface is 12" x 12", with a raised fence at the top (with easy to read ruler markings) and on the left and right side. This aligns your paper for perfect scoring. No more crooked cards!
  • Grooves are across the board at different intervals. A perfect combination of 1/4" and 1/8" grooves. Makes card making fun and easy.
  • There are grooves at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" for gate fold cards, at 4 1/4" for normal A2 cards, and at 3.666" and 7.333" for brochure folding (divides 11" paper into equal thirds) .
  • When you place your card stock on the scoring surface, you are able to do multiple scores without moving the paper. Grid cards, accordion folds, boxes etc are scored in seconds.
  • The score lines result in crisp, accurate folds! At the 0 to 1" mark and 11" to 12" mark there are 1/8" grooves. By proper paper placement this will allow you to score 1/8 " increments such as 1 7/8"
  • The included scoring tool snaps into place at the top of the unit. It is always at hand. It has been specially designed to fit the grooves so the card stock can not be torn while scoring. Additional scoring tools can be ordered separately.
  • Scor-Pal is the perfect tool for straight and diagonal line embossing on cards and scrapbook pages!

To enter for our special prize there are 2 ways you can enter:

  • Become a follower
  • Join our Fan Page on Facebook

For a chance to win the grand prize leave a comment on each of the 11 blogs participating.

On 8/29, Libby from PSA will choose one person using who has commented on all 11 blogs to win the prize pack listed below.

We will post the winners of both prizes on our Fan Page, as well.


· PSA Essentials - 3 Peel & Stick stamp packs, 1 stamper.

· Purple Onion Designs – 2 Stamp Sets

· Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker - School is Cool Collection Kit.

· Really Reasonable Ribbon – August Ribbon of the Month

· Want2Scrap - $25 in merchandise from their online store

· Discount CardStock - 20 metallic sheets of 8.5 x 11 cardstock

· The Twinery - Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack

· Helmar USA - Scrapdots, Quick Dry Adhesive, Premium Craft Glue, and Gemstone Glue

· Scor-Pal - 1 Scor-pal

· Flower Soft - 4 pots

· Urban Swank Embellishment Pack



· Discount CardStock

· Scor-Pal

· Flower Soft

· Want 2 Scrap

· Urban Lily

· Really Reasonable Ribbon

· Helmar

· Purple Onion Designs

· Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker

· The Twinery

· PSA Essentials


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread Designs Hop

Are you ready for a Blog Hop?

Come join us in a special blog hop with The Flower Soft & Our Daily Bread Designs Design Teams!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be two prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs.

Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread Designs will each be selecting a winner for a $20 prize package!

The blog hop ends on August 30th. The prize winners will be announced on The Flower Soft blog and Our Daily Bread Designs Blog on August 31st.

If you came here from Lisa Sommerville's blog you are in the right place. If not please start at the beginning at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.

For my project, I used the He Watches Me stamp set from ODB - I loved the sentiments included as well as the gorgeous bird on a thistle. I colored my bird with watercolor pencils, and cut several layers to layer. For the base image, I stamped it directly on paper from Authentique (Journey and Uncommon lines) and colored the stems with Copics, but used Violet and Lavender Flower Soft to create my flowers.

Don't you love all of the dimension and texture? My husband teaches high school choir, so this will find its way into his classroom.

Now hop on over to the very sweet and talented Grace Nywening's Blog - I'm sure she will have something gorgeous to share with you!


Our Daily Bread - sketch ODBDSLC73

Pack Your Bags!

While I'm afraid the only travel plans in my near future is a trip to Charlotte....I still thought it would be fun to make a travel-themed card with a pocket built in, to hide away tickets for a special get-away.

I used the Scooter and Tug Boat die set from CottageCutz- and I must say, they are stinkin' cute! The papers are from Best Creation - Travel Forever. I also got to play with the new Shape Studio Tool Square 25 from Epiphany Crafts, to make my custom epoxies.

Don't you think that this would make a fun way to surprise someone with a couple of tickets to someplace wonderful?

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Travel

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Scor-Pal and Clearsnap Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the Clearsnap & Scor-Pal Summer Fun Blog Hop 2011!!

Our lovely Design Teams have created some wonderful summer fun projects with
the Scor-Pal, brimming with inspiration and of course lots of Clearsnap
inks! Visit each Design Team member's blog to see what inspiring projects
they have to share. Leave a comment on each blog. We'll choose one winner
from all of the comments posted to receive a prize pack from Clearsnap and
another from Scor-Pal.

I decided the best way to show off all of the goodies that Clearsnap sent, was to make my own designer paper. I started off with just a white sheet of cardstock, and used the Curry and Ice limited edition ColorBox colors to stamp images using the ColorBox Molding Mats. I sprinkled these with clear embossing powder, and then spritzed the images using Smooch Spritz in Ice Rink, Gingerale, and Vanilla Shimmer. I decided it needed a little more contrast, so I added a little Green Olive. I then sprayed puddles of spritz, and laid the molding mats down, to lift off colors and make a negative impression. Then with the spritz still on the mats, I directly stamped that onto the paper. I added a text stamp from Crafty Secrets over my finished paper.

I used a dark gold cardstock as the base of my Concertina fold card - and cut it at 7" x 12". With the 12" side along the top of my Scor-Pal, I scored it at 3", 6", and 9". I folded this accordion style, and then drew a line from the top left corner to about 3.5" from the bottom left side. I cut along the mark, and had the base of my card ready to decorate with my stamped paper.

Because the way this card folds, you will need to decorate both sides. I added a flower made with stamps/dies from Heartfelt Creations. As a finishing touch, I attached ribbon from May Arts using my Scor-tape.
So, it's time to hop along to Jean's blog - and remember to leave comments along the way.

Send Fall My Way!

It's time for another game of Tic-Tac-Toe at the Beary Scrap! And for today's card, I have played it across the top row with Lace, Distress and Glitter. I am so excited that fall is just around the corner, so to get ready for the season, I made a pumpkin card. I'm in love with the Authentique papers, and used the Glowing Collection. It's a really gorgeous set of papers. My pumpkin is a die-cut from CottageCutz' Spooky Treats. After I cut it out, I shaded the edges and the details with Distress Ink. Next, I added a thick layer of Crystal Lacquer. I sprinkled a little glitter on the pumpkin, while it was still wet. I used Scor-tape to add my lace (it's the easiest, non-messy way to add your ribbons and lace!)

So how about you....? Are you longing for fall to get here, or are you clinging to the last bit of summer?

CPS: sketch
Simon Says: Food

Monday, August 22, 2011

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge "Fairies" and Blog Candy

Welcome to my contribution to the Crafty Secrets Design Team Fairy Challenge! There is something wonderful and magical about vintage fairies, and I know you are going to be so inspired today.

I made a canvas using stamps from Born to Fly and my adorable paper was printed from our Crafting With Vintage Patterns CD. If you haven't gotten your copy yet, you need to run, not walk, to get it! I can't tell you how great it is to be able to print on demand papers that are perfect for your project - and to be able to scale them to whatever size you are working with. I found that if I printed my background at 8 x 8, it was the perfect scale for my fairy stamp. I printed a second piece of background, and fussy cut the flowers for the side. I was able to use dimensional foam to make these pop off of the background. I also stamped two images of my fairy girl, so I could layer parts of her.

I adhered my background to the canvas using Mod Podge. I distressed it a bit with some Glimmer Mist, and a coating of stickles. A little Flower Soft for the grass, and for pollen on my lilies, added just a bit more dimension. The wooden gate is from Kaisercraft, and was just what I needed to really set this scene off.
So how about some blog candy? I have got a new large set of Born to Fly and a Creating With Vintage Patterns CD to give away! So you will have everything that you need to make a canvas like mine - or anything magical that you can think of! If you would like to be entered to win these goodies, please leave a comment on this post, and make sure you are a follower of my blog. I will leave comments open until August 31st, and will pick a winner on September 1st. Good luck!

I know you are going to want to see what the rest of the design team came up with, so here's a list of everyone, so you can check it out! Keep your notepad handy, cause I'm sure you are going to want to start your shopping list! So when you finish, you can head to the Crafty Secrets website and get some Crafty Secrets goodies delivered to you! And to make sure you don't miss anything, why not subscribe to the Heartwarming Vintage Blog? There's always lots of inspiration, announcements and giveaways.